2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Feb 26, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AM 253 - Deaf Culture

Credits: 3
This course is designed to introduce students to the American Deaf Culture and definitions of culturally linked terms and philosophies.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the concept of culture from an Anthropological perspective.
  2. Describe the evolution of Deaf people during the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
  3. Differentiate and describe the varying cultural and linguistic backgrounds of Deaf people.
  4. Compare the differences between the pathological and cultural perspectives of Deaf people.
  5. Identify and explain the various individuals that comprise the Deaf culture and D/deaf community groups.
  6. Explain how ASL fits into the family of human langugages and be able to describe its linguistic framework and its value to the Deaf community.
  7. Compare the values and behaviors of the Deaf culture with other cultures.
  8. Compare how language acquisition differs between Deaf and hearing people.
  9. Describe how cultural conflicts affect the Deaf person’s life experiences.
  10. Analyze and explain how a Deaf person’s experience with the educational, medical, legal and social service systems affects them.
  11. Identify Deaf cultural values and how they have shaped technology and communication.
  12. Identify how Deaf culture manifests itself in the arts.

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: AM 147  or Instructor approval
Graded: Letter Grade

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